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The Fed's Emerging Balance Sheet Plan

The Fed

The Fed's 2017 narrative is balance sheet adjustment. But how far can they get without a market protest?

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Auditing the Fed Is Now More Important than Ever

The Fed

Monetary policy has become unhinged since the most recent financial crisis and the Fed’s balance sheet has exploded to unprecedented levels.

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Ryan McMaken on The Power Hour

Booms and BustsThe FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksGold Standard

Ryan McMaken interviewed by Daniel Brigman on The Power Hour radio show.

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Why Special Interests Sacrifice the Future for Short-Term Gain

U.S. EconomyPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

When they ignore basic economics, special interest groups sacrifice the well-being of their future members in exchange for short-term gains.

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Can Ecuador Learn Something from Peru?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Although he did so to a lesser degree than some others, President Rafael Correa in Ecuador embraced "21st-Century socialism." How has Ecuador fared?

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Forget Foreign Aid — Adopt Free Trade Instead

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

If UK politicians are genuinely concerned about poorer developing nations, the politicians should implement policies of unilateral free trade.

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Godfrey Bloom: From Brexit to Frexit?

StrategyPolitical Theory

Jeff Deist and Godfrey Bloom discuss Brexit, Frexit, and whether or not globalism is on the decline.

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Central Banks are Completely Oblivious

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

The ECB's Peter Praet's recent comment on the stability of the financial system reveals a remarkable blindness.

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The War on Cash: Old and New

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Manipulating what sort of money people use — and how they use it — has a long history among meddling government planners.

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Is the Demand for T-bills Driving Treasury Deposits at the Fed?

Money and Banking

Frank Shostak offers another explanation for the volatility we're seeing in Treasury deposits at the Fed.

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